“PMOs that attempt to force methodology and processes will not be sought by today’s project managers, which lead to the PMO’s eventual decommissioning. A good PMO:
- Helps establish Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that support business objectives;
- Utilizes all kinds of data in real time, especially the insights of project team members and customers;
- Relentlessly reports its observations and recommendations;
- Offers support in addressing problems with KPIs that impact multiple projects; and
- Is considered a partner rather than an enforcer or a judge.
Project managers are responsible for outcomes without formal authority and held accountable for schedule, cost performance, quality and customer satisfaction. PMO’s, including those managed by a third party such as Computer Aid’s Virtual Project Office, can save the project manager time by providing a fresh perspective or reminding them of common good practices or corporate policy. The project manager still calls the shots, but can do so with benefit of council rather than in isolation.” – Thomas Swider for PMO Journal, excerpted. click here to read the article in its entirety.
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